STUDY ABROAD + SERVICE-LEARNING

IPSL programs combine academic studies and community service and full cultural immersion to give students a deeper, more meaningful study abroad experience.

IPSL Supports AmeriCorps Alums and Peace Corps Returnees

The AmeriCorps Segal Education Award can be applied in full to the  IPSL/Concordia Master's in International Development and Service Graduate Program. In recognition of their service, IPSL is proud to offer a $5,000 scholarship to all qualified AmeriCorps Alums and Peace Corps Returnees to be disbursed over four semesters ($1,250 per semester).

Graduates from the International Development and Service program go on to lead international, intercultural careers, from leadership within a NGO to educating future generations of Peace Corps volunteers, globally-minded students, and diverse leaders.

Our students engage in hands-on service-learning, actively partnering with leaders in charitable and government agencies, in communities from Portland, Oregon to Chiang Mai, Thailand, from Siena, Italy to Quito/Galapagos Islands, Ecuador.  They serve as skilled volunteers with organizations tackling such complex global issues as immigration, education, social justice, and public health.

Our applicants represent a broad diversity of backgrounds and personal, professional, and educational experiences.  They want to launch careers focused on serving communities around the planet, from their own backyard to across the globe.  They are excited to study and learn abroad and are ready to serve.

It is not surprising that many of our students come from AmeriCorps!

If you’re thinking about developing your career with nonprofit, government, educational, or other organizations focused on community learning and engagement, we invite you to consider the International Partnership for Service-Learning and Leadership (IPSL)’s Master of Arts in International Development and Service at Concordia University in Portland, Oregon.  We offer an interdisciplinary curriculum enriched by real world expertise from professionals in such fields as public administration, international development, and nonprofit management, as well as practical hands-on experience via domestic and international service-learning, including two semesters studying, serving, and partnering with professionals in the field abroad.  

Throughout your time with AmeriCorps, you have taken on some of the biggest challenges and opportunities for diverse, intercultural American communities.  Now imagine leveraging the skills and perspectives that you’ve gained during your term of service and applying them on a global scale, actively serving and learning abroad while gaining hands-on experience with community organizations, institutions, and fellow citizens in diverse global communities.

AmeriCorps Alums and Peace Corps Returnees

The AmeriCorps Segal Edcuation Award can be applied in full to the IPSL/Concordia Master of Arts in International Development and Service Graduate Program.

In recognition of their service, IPSL is proud to offer a $5,000 scholarship to all qualified AmeriCorps Alums and Peace Corps Returnees to be disbursed over four semesters ($1,250 per semester). Due to eligibility for the $5,000 scholarship, AmeriCorps Alums and Peace Corps Returnees are not eligible to receive additional IPSL grants or scholarships other than the Charles Kunert Servant Leadership Award. Lastly, the IPSL processing fee is waived for all AmeriCorps Alums and Peace Corps Returnees.